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The San Francisco Business Times highlights the new Gladstone Institute of Data Science and Biotechnology led by Katherine Pollard and describes how the institute aims to clear the bottleneck of quickly accumulating scientific data.

February 20, 2018

Four years ago, scientists from Google showed up on neuroscientist Steve Finkbeiner’s doorstep. They wanted to apply deep-learning approaches to biology. This technology article by Nature describes what happened next.

January 30, 2018
Scientific American

This article by Scientific American describes Katherine Pollard’s recent findings on noncoding regions of our genome and explores how they may be key to how our brains develop.

January 25, 2018
The Scientist

The Scientist highlights a new approach developed by Sheng Ding and his team using a form of CRISPR that activates rather than cuts DNA to convert embryonic mouse cells to induced pluripotent stem cells.

December 28, 2017
The Stem Cellar, CIRM

CIRM, California’s Stem Cell Agency, highlights the stem cell blog posts that were most popular with their readers in 2017. A story covering Todd McDevitt’s work made the list: Scientists make stem cell-derived nerve cells damaged in spinal cord injury.

The National Science Foundation’s Science360News featured a recent study by Melanie Ott, which reveals that an antiaging protein—known for being activated by red wine—is involved in how cells in the immune system develop with age.

November 28, 2017

Watch the Spanish RTVE program “El Cazador de Cerebros” (Brain Hunter) to see Shinya Yamanaka discuss whether he thinks biomedicine could influence human evolution.

November 22, 2017

Nature took a tour through the most studied genes in biology. Among them is the apolipoprotein E (apoE) protein, which Robert Mahley spent years studying. He describes its importance and its link to Alzheimer’s disease.

November 16, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

In an article by the San Francisco Chronicle, Deepak Srivastava comments on the long-anticipated stem cell–therapy guidelines recently unveiled by the US Food and Drug Administration.

November 2, 2017

Todd McDevitt talks about his work creating organoids and the challenges faced in manufacturing human tissues in this video series by Seeker.